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Just another wee reflection: Plato in his Phaedrus talks about the ‘fysikEs arthrOsis’ or ‘natural joints’ of entities and phenomena. He suggests that thinking about phenomena is like slaughtering an animal: that judicious knowledge of ‘joints’ and connections is imperative, and taken-for-granted, arbitrary, and organisational notions of connections […]
Recently I presented to my fellow postgraduates on the benefits of doing a pilot study during the initial stages of a PhD study. A pilot study can take many guises but usually refers to the study of the practicalities and feasibility of certain components of the proposed study. […]
Abstract of a pre-print (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09523987.2012.741199): Success in educational programmes often depends on learners being able to negotiate and manage a variety of digital literacy practices commensurate with the literacy demands of their course. This paper reports on preliminary findings of a multi-method PhD study which examines the digital […]
Nice post by my wee girl http://khadijasspace.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/allegory-of-the-cave-platos-theory
Digital technologies are a significant presence in society and in educational settings. They are a given mainstay and influence the way literacy is composed, taught, and, to some extent, assessed. When such new demands are made on language then we are, in the words of Michael Halliday (1989: […]
ABSTRACT This working paper reports on the preliminary findings of a PhD study which examines the nature of the digital literacy practices that arise when an adult learner (Sara) in a UK Further Education college completes writing assignments for her course. Drawing on the concept of ‘literacy events’ […]